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Health and Wellness

The goals of Transylvania's department of health and wellness are to provide accessible, timely, and confidential primary care while educating students about maintaining good health and choosing healthy lifestyles. Achieving these goals will improve student retention and academic success and prepare students for a lifetime of good health.

Health Services

A registered nurse is on campus Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide routine care and first-aid treatment. In addition, Baptist Health Physicians Inc. provides physician services on campus Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The health office also serves as a resource center for health-related topics and referral to other health services, including the university's counseling services.

Hospitals and Emergency Care

Lexington has many fine private hospitals and a major regional medical center at the University of Kentucky. Students requiring acute emergency care are usually sent to Samaritan Hospital, eight blocks from campus. Emergency care can be provided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Fire Department's paramedic squads in minutes, and each resident assistant is trained in basic first aid and CPR.

Student Health Form

Transylvania requires every entering student to complete the student health form, which includes a personal health inventory, record of immunizations, and documentation of a physical examination completed by the student’s physician within 12 months prior to arrival on campus.

All records are kept confidential and secure. View our notice of privacy practices.

Why we require certain vaccinations:

http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/vaccine-info.html
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/index.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hepb/default.htm

Counseling

Students often wonder if counseling would be helpful to them or if their problem is “severe” enough to get professional help–or if they even have the time and energy to engage in counseling.

Typically, students seek counseling for a variety of reasons: dealing with a recent stressor or long-standing problem that is interfering with some aspect of their life; taking a positive first step to prevent a problem; or simply seeking self-awareness. Individual counseling is an opportunity to talk with a counselor about any topic on the student’s mind or to address particular issues the student and counselor have already worked to identify.

Transylvania provides on-campus counseling services Monday through Friday. Services include individual and couples’ counseling and referrals to other types of mental health services. Services are confidential and are not a part of a student’s academic record.

Health and Wellness Education

The department of health and wellness provides a variety of health education and awareness programs throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff. Topics include:

  • Lifestyle health concerns, such as stress management, financial management, relationship concerns, and spiritual wellbeing
  • Disease prevention and immunization
  • Nutrition and eating disorders
  • Making exercise a part of your life
  • Reducing tobacco use
  • Avoiding drugs and alcohol abuse (including Think Your Drink programs)
  • Title IX compliance and preventing sexual assault (including the Green Dot program)
  • Preventing suicide

Disability Services

The Disability Services office is responsible for coordinating reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  College is a time for students to move toward self-advocacy with the support of the Disability Services coordinator.  The coordinator acts as liaison between students, faculty and staff as well as those in the community as students move toward other post-graduate opportunities.

More information on disability services


Privacy practices notice for student health services

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